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Biden to appeal for unity in inaugural

US President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in on Thursday and plans immediate moves to combat...

Samsung head gets prison sentence over 2016 corruption scandal

Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong was sent back to prison on Monday after a South Korean court handed him a two and a half-year...

China struggles with new Covid outbreak

China is on high alert for another outbreak wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), six days after the one-year anniversary of the first fatality from the...

UK aims to offer all adults Covid vaccine by Sept.

The UK government plans to offer a first dose of vaccines for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to every adult by September as the...

China grants Philippines P3.7 billion for various projects

The Philippines and China signed on Saturday an agreement on economic and technical cooperation with China providing the country a grant of 500 million...

Indonesia struggles in earthquake rescue efforts for Sulawesi island

Damaged roads and bridges, power blackouts and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered rescuers after a strong earthquake left at least 46 people...

Trump slaps new sanctions vs Chinese firms over South China Sea issue

The Trump administration imposed fresh sanctions against Chinese firms and military over its "reckless and belligerent actions" in the South China Sea as well...

Biden plan aims to break Covid pandemic cycle

A action plan for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic being unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden centers on a mass vaccination campaign and closer coordination...

Indonesia starts Covid vaccination drive using China’s Sinovac

Indonesian President Joko Widodo received the first shot of a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday after the government authorized it for emergency use and...

China expands restrictions to province near Beijing to contain Covid

China on Tuesday expanded restrictions for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to a province near the capital Beijing after a spike in infections, according...